In ancient times, the Chinese used the pulse to determine diseases, the nature of a person, and even the timing of pregnancy. Now laboratory and instrumental methods of examination are used for this, but something can be learned from the pulse. At least about himself.
How to correctly count the pulse
There are arterial, venous and capillary pulses. The most important information about the work of the heart and the state of blood circulation is given by the arterial. Its frequency depends on the season, time of day, your age and gender. In children, the pulse is faster than in adults. The highest number of beats per minute in newborns is 140.
Keep your finger on the pulse more often, and you will understand what is happening with your heart. However, there are situations when pulse diagnostics will be extremely biased and will only tell you what you already know. It is completely pointless to measure the pulse after eating, with an acute feeling of hunger, after drinking alcohol, after hard physical or mental labor, after a massage, in a bath and a bath, during and after sex, on the beach, on critical days.
The best way to measure the pulse is at rest. Place your index, middle, and ring fingers on the inside of your wrist, where the radial artery is located, and press lightly below the bone, and feel the jolts. Why shouldn’t this be done with the thumb? Because, in addition to the main pulse, you can also feel the capillary pulse, in the thumb itself. Count the number of beats per minute on one wrist, then on the other. Do not limit yourself to one measurement, because the readings on the right and left hands may be different.